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Roosevelt Theatre Department
2016-2017 Theatrical Season
"Life & Death"
- Although Roosevelt HS still will be under construction for one more year, and the big inaugural ribbon-cutting will take place once the whole school is open in Winter 2017, we are excited about the opening of the new theatres in our PREVIEW YEAR starting in January 2017! Once open, RHS's OPENING ACT THEATRE COMPANY will perform in each new space as learn, train, and test ready for the next season! In the meantime, we'll still be at alternate locations. Click link above to access online ticketing through Arts People.
- THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sign-making at 5:00 P.M.
("I AM...I FIGHT FOR..." or "WE ARE...WE FIGHT FOR...")
Rally at 5:30 P.M.
Closing Remarks completed by 6:00 P.M.
Dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight. Please, no lighters.
RHS Theatre Dept., Opening Act Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #7289 is a host site and would like to invite you, students, staff and community, to gather with us for The Ghostlight Project. On Thurs. Jan. 19 at 5:30 P.M., in each time zone across the country, we will gather outside of theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. At Roosevelt, we will meet at 5:00 P.M. this Thurs. Jan. 19 in the new Black Box Theatre, Room 9 to make "I Am...I Fight For..." and "We Are...We Fight For..." signs for the event. After brief announcements and readings, we will gather outside with our signs and lights in solidarity. Students are encouraged to dress warmly as it will be cold and bring a flashlight, standard or phone. This event will officially kick off RHS Theatre's spring production of the Social Justice Theatre Project.
Please come join us!
- 9th Annual Acting Showcase!
Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.
Black Box Theatre
Monologues, movement, scenes, and songs for Regional Acting Competition, August Wilson Monologue Competition, and English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE THEATRE PROJECT
Sharing the stories of underrepresented students of color
through stories, songs, film, and other media
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
All performances at 7:00 P.M. in the Main Stage Theatre
- In preparation, Roosevelt students of color read, dissect, and respond to dramatic literature unpacking white perception of color and sharing their raw experiences about the truth of what it means to be a person of color in American today to shape dialogue for the future.
→ This production is a collaboration among several partners and the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company.
Admission: $8 General admission
$6 Seniors/Students with valid ID.
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- Senior Shorts:
senior-directed one-act play festival
Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.
Festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors
Performed in the Black Box Theatre and Main Stage Studio.
General Admission for all: $5
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Room 178-C (cafeteria upper level)
Roosevelt's ROUGHRIDER RUCKUS Comedy and Improvisation Night
"Where the points are fake, but the laughs are real!"
Please note: Event occurs during Back to School Night.
- ANNUAL ALUMNI SHOW--Title TBA
Roosevelt Alumni Theatre Group's 4th Annual Production
Friday, September 23, 2016
- Show held during the Alumni Dinner as a part of the Homecoming weekend celebration!
Please contact the RHS Alumni Association directly for more details about attending the dinner and seeing the show, as well as the offsite location of this event.
Click here for more information: ALUMNI DINNER
- 24 HOUR PLAY-IN-A-DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 29, 2016
ONE NIGHT ONLY performance at 7:00 P.M.
Hosted by Madison HS in partnership with all PPS HS Theatre Depts.
After playwrights and directors are chosen, the clock starts ticking. Actors who want to participate show up, grab a prop, write a mini-bio, and get their picture taken. Multiple playwrights each choose their own director and a cast from the photos. Overnight, they write scripts. By morning, the actors reappear to divide into casts per play, meet their director, and read the script for the first time. Only hours later after hurried rehearsals to memorize lines, block the show, and run through it as many times as possible, they have one tech rehearsal for only minutes to select costumes, props, and test both light and sound in time for the curtain to rise. By evening, it's showtime! Audience arrives and witnesses an evening of original works conceived, written, rehearsed, and performed in only 24 hours.
Last year, we had this festival scheduled, but ran out of time to get it coordinated along with the musical. So, yes, due to the delay in opening the new theatres, the fall show scheduled is now the 24 Hour Play-In-A-Day Festival. But we're excited to bring back this festival and this year was the perfect opportunity to provide this unique fall production experience for students. We hope you enjoy it too!
Admission: $8 General Admission
$6 Seniors/Students with valid ID
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→ This production is a fundraising event for the Roosevelt Theatre Department's Opening Act Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #7289.